1 Visa Asia Pacific Account Information Security (AIS) Program Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) This document is to be used for payment application vendors to validate that the payment application complies with the Visa Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) and to create the Report on Validation. Relationship between PCI DSS and PABP The requirements for the PABP are derived from the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the PCI DSS Security Audit Procedures. These documents, which can be found at detail what is required to be PCI DSS compliant (and therefore what a payment application must support to facilitate an application user s PCI DSS compliance) and should be used as a reference for the PCI DSS and supporting documentation. Secure payment applications, when implemented in a PCI DSS-compliant environment, will minimize the potential for security breaches leading to compromises of full magnetic stripe data, card validation codes and values (CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2), PINs and PIN blocks, and the damaging fraud resulting from these breaches. Scope of PABP The PABP applies to software vendors who develop payment applications that store, process, or transmit cardholder data as part of authorization or settlement. The PABP does not apply to payment software developed by merchants and agents if used only in-house (not sold to a third party), since this in-house developed payment software would be covered as part of the merchant s or agent s normal PCI DSS compliance. NOTE: All validated payment application products must be general releases and not beta versions. Data Retention Requirements The following table (from the PCI DSS) illustrates commonly used elements of cardholder data and sensitive authentication data, whether storage of that data is permitted or prohibited, and whether this data needs to be protected. This table is not meant to be exhaustive; its sole purpose is to illustrate the different type of requirements that apply to each data element. The Primary Account Number (PAN) is the defining factor in the applicability of PCI DSS requirements and the PABP. If PAN is not stored, processed, or transmitted, PCI DSS and PABP do not apply.
2 Cardholder Data Data Element Primary Account Number (PAN) Storage Permitted Protection Required PCI DSS REQ. 3.4 YES YES YES Cardholder Name* YES YES* NO Service Code* YES YES* NO Expiration Date* YES YES* NO Sensitive Authentication Data** Full Magnetic Stripe NO N/A N/A CVC2/CVV2/CID NO N/A N/A PIN / PIN Block NO N/A N/A * These data elements must be protected if stored in conjunction with the PAN. This protection should be per PCI DSS requirements for general protection of the cardholder environment. Additionally, other legislation (e.g., related to consumer personal data protection, privacy, identity theft, or data security) may require specific protection of this data, or proper disclosure of a company's practices if consumer related personal data is being collected during the course of business. PCI DSS; however, does not apply if PANs are not stored, processed, or transmitted. ** Do not store sensitive authentication data subsequent to authorization (not even if encrypted). PABP Implementation Guide Validated applications must be capable of being implemented in a PCI DSS-compliant manner. Software vendors are required to provide a PABP Implementation Guide to instruct their customers and resellers/integrators on secure product implementation, to document the secure configuration specifics mentioned throughout this document, and to clearly delineate vendor, reseller/integrator, and customer responsibilities for meeting PCI DSS requirements. It should detail how the customer and/or reseller/integrator should enable security settings within the customer s network, (for example, the PABP Implementation Guide should cover responsibilities and basic features of PCI DSS password security even if this is not controlled by the application, so that the customer or reseller /integrator understands how to implement secure passwords for PCI DSS compliance). Payment applications, when implemented according to the PABP Implementation Guide, and when implemented into a PCI DSS compliant environment, should facilitate and support customers PCI DSS compliance.
3 Qualified Payment Application Security Professional (QPASP) Requirements Only Qualified Payment Application Security Professionals (QPASP) employed by Qualified Payment Application Security Companies (QPASC) are allowed to perform PABP audits. Please refer to the Qualified Payment Application Security Company (QPASC) list at for more information. The QPASP must utilize the testing procedures documented in this Payment Application Best Practices document. Both QPASP and software vendor must complete and sign the Confirmation of Report Accuracy letters (available at and submit to Visa Asia Pacific in a secure manner along with the Report on Validation. Once compliant, Visa will include the software vendor and product version in the Validated Payment Application List at for one year only. The expiration date will be determined by the date that Visa approves the Report on Validation. Visa will send an acceptance letter to software vendors indicating approval of the report. Software vendors must re-validate their application for PABP compliance utilizing a QPASP if they wish to be active on the Visa website. Otherwise, Visa will remove the software vendor s listing from the website if re-validation is not received by the due date (please refer to Re-Validation section). Testing Laboratory The software vendor must have a working, semi-production laboratory where the validation process is to occur. The laboratory must include the following: All common implementations (including region/country specific versions) of the payment application to be tested. Implementation of security devices. At a minimum, the following must be running per PCI DSS requirements: firewall or traffic filtering devices, Network Address Translators (NAT), Port Address Translators (PAT), anti-virus software and encryption. Establishment of PCI DSS compliant operating systems and applications necessary to run the software. The laboratory implementation must include all systems where the application is implemented. For example, a standard implementation of software vendor s payment application might include a client/server environment within a retail storefront, and back office or corporate network. The laboratory must simulate the total implementation. It is required that the laboratory is capable of simulating and validating all functions of the software, to include generation of all error conditions and log entries. Note: Alternatively, the software vendor may elect to have the validation performed at the QPASC s laboratory provided that the above requirements are met. Instructions and Content for Report on Validation This document is to be used by QPASPs as the template for creating the Report on Validation and must be submitted to Visa securely. All software vendors and product versions which have validated full compliance with PABP will be included on the list of validated payment applications published at No software vendor and product version will be included until all PABP controls are validated to be in place. All QPASPs must follow the instructions for report content and format when completing a Report on Validation.
4 1. Executive Summary Include the following: Software vendor name Software vendor contact information Software vendor mailing address QPASP name and contact information Product Name Product Version (if applicable) List of resellers and/or integrators for this product Operating system with which the payment application was tested. Include other applications required by the payment application. Database software used or supported by the application. Brief description of the payment application/family of products (2-3 sentences) Brief description of the software vendor or QPASC s laboratory (2-3 sentences) A network diagram of a typical implementation of the software (not necessarily a specific implementation at a merchant s site) that includes, at high-level, connections into and out of a merchant s network and the implementation components within the merchant s network, including implementation of POS devices, systems, databases, and web servers as applicable Describe/diagram each piece of the communication link, including 1) LAN, WAN or internet, 2) host to host software communication, and 3) within host where software is deployed (e.g. how two different processes communicate with each other on the same host) All flows of cardholder data All payment application related software components, including third party software dependencies End to end authentication, including application authentication mechanism, authentication database, and security of data storage Describe the typical merchant that this product is sold to (for example, large, small, if industry-specific, Internet, brick-and-mortar) and vendor s customer s base. (e.g. market segment, big customer names). 2. Description of Scope of Validation and Approach Taken Describe scope of review as defined at Scope of assessment, above Describe region/country specific implementations covered Timeframe of validation List of documentation reviewed 3. Findings and Observations All QPASPs must use the following template to provide detailed report descriptions and findings Describe tests performed other than those included in the testing procedures column. 4. Contact Information and Report Date Software vendor contact information (include URL, phone number and address) QPASP contact information (include phone number and address)
5 Re-Validation Date of report No change - Visa does NOT currently require re-validation for previously validated product versions if no changes were made to the compliant payment application version. However, Visa will require a Confirmation of Report Accuracy from the software vendor prior to the expiration date indicating that no changes were made to the validated payment application. Changes made but does not affect any of the 14 PABP requirements - If changes were made to a previously validated payment application version but does not impact the compliance of any of the 14 PABP requirements, Visa will require the software vendor to submit a description of each change in addition to a Confirmation of Letter Accuracy indicating so. Major changes and product version upgrade Changes made to a previously validated payment application version which impact any of the 14 PABP requirements will require a completely new and separate PABP validation performed by a QPASP. All PABP validation requirements apply. Definitions The following definitions pertain to the Validation Procedures and Reporting: Best Practices Recommended practices for software vendor to create secure payment applications to help their customers comply with PCI DSS. Testing Procedures A process to be followed by an independent security audit firm to address individual Best Practices and testing considerations In Place - Please provide a brief description of Best Practices found to be in place. If a Best Practice is Not Applicable to the software, please explain why and define where this control should be implemented (e.g. this server-based control is the customers responsibility). Not In Place Please provide a brief description of Best Practices that are not in place. Target Date/Comments For those Best Practices Not In Place include a target date that the application vendor expects to have In Place. Any additional notes or comments may be included here as well.
6 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments 1. Do not retain full magnetic stripe, card validation code or value (CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2), or PIN block data. 1.1 Do not store sensitive authentication data subsequent to authorization (even if encrypted): Sensitive authentication data includes the data as cited in the following requirements through 1.1.3: PCI Data Security Standard Do not store the full contents of any track from the magnetic stripe (that is on the back of a card, in a chip or elsewhere). This data is alternatively called full track, track, track 1, track 2, and magnetic stripe data. In the normal course of business, the following data elements from the magnetic stripe may need to be retained: the accountholder s name, primary account number (PAN), expiration date, and service code. To minimize risk, store only those data elements needed for business. NEVER store the card verification code or value or PIN verification value data elements. 1.1 If sensitive authentication data (see below) is received and deleted, obtain and review methodology for deleting the data to determine that the data is unrecoverable. For each item of sensitive authentication data below, perform the following steps after completing numerous test transactions that simulate all functions of the software, to include generation of error conditions and log entries: Examine the following files created by the application and verify that the full contents of any track from the magnetic stripe on the back of the card are not stored under any circumstance: Incoming transaction data Transaction logs History files Trace files Debugging and error logs Audit logs Database schemas and tables Database contents Note: See PCI DSS Glossary for additional information. PCI Data Security Standard 3.2.1
7 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments Examine the following files created by the application and verify that the three-digit or four-digit card-validation code printed on the front of the card or the signature panel (CVV2, CVC2, CID, CAV2 data) is not stored under any circumstance: Incoming transaction data Transaction logs History files Trace files Debugging and error logs Audit logs Database schemas and tables Database contents Do not store the card-validation value or code (three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of a payment card) used to verify card-not-present transactions.. Note: See PCI DSS Glossary for additional information. PCI Data Security Standard Do not store the personal identification number (PIN) or the encrypted PIN block. PCI Data Security Standard PIN blocks must never be retained (even if encrypted) after transaction authorization Examine the following files created by the application, and verify that PINs and encrypted PIN blocks are not stored under any circumstance: Incoming transaction data Transaction logs History files Trace files Debugging and error logs Audit logs Database schemas and tables Database contents
8 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments Securely delete any magnetic stripe a, Review the PABP Implementation data, card validation values or codes, and Guide prepared by the vendor and verify the PINs or PIN block data stored by previous documentation includes the following versions of the software. instructions for merchants and resellers/integrators: PCI Data Security Standard 3.2 that historical data must be removed (magnetic stripe data, card validation codes, PINs, or PIN blocks stored by previous versions of the software) how to remove historical data that such removal is absolutely necessary for PCI compliance Securely delete any cryptographic key material or cryptogram stored by previous versions of the software. This could be cryptographic keys used for computation or verification of cardholder data or sensitive authentication data b Verify the vendor provides a secure wipe tool or procedure to remove the data c Verify the secure wipe tool or procedure securely removes the data a Review the PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the vendor and verify the documentation includes the following instructions for merchants and resellers/integrators: that cryptographic material must be removed how to remove cryptographic material that such removal is absolutely necessary for PCI compliance b Verify vendor provides a secure wipe tool or procedure to remove cryptographic material c Verify the secure wipe tool or procedure securely removes the cryptographic material.
9 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments Securely delete any log files, debugging files, and other data sources received from customers for debugging or a Examine the software vendor s procedures for troubleshooting customers problems and verify the procedures include: troubleshooting purposes, to ensure that magnetic stripe data, card validation codes or values, and PINS or PIN block data are not Collection of sensitive authentication data only when needed to solve a specific problem stored on software vendor systems. These data sources must be collected in limited Storage of such data in a specific, known location with limited access amounts and only when necessary to resolve Collection of only a limited amount of a problem, encrypted while stored, and data needed to solve a specific problem deleted immediately after use. Encryption of sensitive authentication PCI Data Security Standard 3.2 data while stored Secure deletion of such data immediately after use b Select a sample of recent troubleshooting requests from customers, and verify each event followed the procedure examined at a c Review the PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the vendor and verify the documentation includes the following instructions for resellers/integrators: resellers/integrators must collect sensitive authentication only when needed to solve a specific problem Resellers/integrators must store such data only in specific, known locations with limited access Resellers/integrators must collect only the limited amount of data needed to solve a specific problem Resellers/integrators must encrypt sensitive authentication data while stored Resellers/integrators must securely delete such data immediately after use.
10 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments 2. Protect stored cardholder data 2.1 Mask PAN when displayed (the first six and last four digits are the maximum number of digits to be displayed). Note: This requirement does not apply to those employees and other parties with a specific need to see full PAN; nor does the requirement supersede stricter requirements in place for displays of cardholder data (for example, for point of sale [POS] receipts). PCI Data Security Standard Render PAN, at a minimum, unreadable anywhere it is stored, (including data on portable digital media, backup media, in logs, and data received from or stored by wireless networks) by using any of the following approaches: Strong one-way hash functions (hashed indexes) Truncation Index tokens and pads (pads must be 2.1 Review displays of credit card data, including but not limited to POS devices, screens, logs, and receipts, to determine that credit card numbers are masked when displaying cardholder data, except for those with a specific need to see full credit card numbers. 2.2.a Verify that the PAN is rendered unreadable anywhere it is stored, in accordance with PCI Data Security Standard 3.4.
11 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments securely stored) 2.2.b If the software vendor stores the PAN for any reason (for example, because log files, Strong cryptography with associated key debugging files, and other data sources are management processes and procedures. received from customers for debugging or The MINIMUM account information that needs to be rendered unreadable is the PAN. PCI Data Security Standard 3.4 troubleshooting purposes), verify that the PAN is rendered unreadable in accordance with PCI Data Security Standard 3.4. The PAN must be rendered unreadable anywhere it is stored, even outside the payment application. 2.3 If disk encryption is used (rather than file- or column-level database encryption), logical access must be managed independently of native operating system access control mechanisms (e.g. not using local system accounts). Decryption keys cannot be tied to local user accounts. PCI Data Security Standard Application must protect encryption keys used for encryption of cardholder data against disclosure and misuse. PCI Data Security Standard Application must implement key management processes and procedures for keys used for encryption of cardholder data. PCI Data Security Standard If disk encryption is used, verify that it is implemented in accordance with PCI Data Security Standard a through c 2.4 Verify the application protects encryption keys against disclosure and misuse, per PCI Data Security Standard Verify the application implements key management techniques, per PCI Data Security Standard Provide secure password features.
12 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments 3.1 Test the application to verify that unique usernames and complex passwords are required for all administrative access and for all access to cardholder data, in accordance with PCI DSS requirement 8.1, 8.2, and 8.5all. 3.1 Application must require unique usernames and complex passwords for all administrative access and for all access to cardholder data. PCI Data Security Standard 8.1 and 8.2 Note: These password controls are not intended to apply to employees who only have access to one card number at a time to facilitate a single transaction. These controls are applicable for access by employees with administrative capabilities, for access to servers with cardholder data, and for access controlled by the application. 3.2 Access to PCs, servers, and databases with payment applications must require a unique username and complex password. PCI Data Security Standard 8.1 and b Test the application to verify the application does not use (or require the use of) default administrative accounts for other necessary software (e.g., the application must not use the administrative account for database software) 3.1.c Examine PABP Implementation Guide created by vendor to verify the following: Customers and resellers/integrators are advised against using administrative accounts for application logins (e.g., don t use the sa account for application access to the database). Customers and resellers/integrators are advised to assign strong passwords to these default accounts (even if they won t be used), and then disable or do not use the accounts. Customers and resellers/integrators are advised to assign strong application and system passwords whenever possible. Customers and resellers/integrators are advised how to create PCI DSS-compliant complex passwords to access the payment application, per PCI Data Security Standard through Examine PABP Implementation Guide created by vendor to verify customers and resellers/integrators are advised to control access, via unique username and PCI DSScompliant complex passwords, to any PCs, servers, and databases with payment applications and cardholder data.
13 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments 3.3 Encrypt application passwords. 3.3 Examine application password files to verify PCI Data Security Standard 8.4 that passwords are encrypted. 4. Log application activity 4.1 Application must log all user access (especially users with administrative privileges), and be able to link all activities to individual users. PCI Data Security Standard Application must implement an automated audit trail to track and monitor access. PCI Data Security Standard 10.2 and Develop secure applications 4.1 Examine application settings to verify that application audit trails are automatically enabled or are available to be enabled by customers. 4.2.a Examine application log parameters and verify that logs contain the data required in PCI Data Security Standard 10.2 and b If application log settings are configurable by the customer and resellers/integrators, or customers or resellers/integrators are responsible for implementing logging, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the vendor to verify that customers are instructed on how to set PCI DSS-compliant log settings, per PCI Data Security Standard 10.2 and 10.3.
14 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments 5.1 Develop all web applications based on secure coding guidelines such as the Open Web Application Security Project guidelines. Review custom application code to identify coding vulnerabilities. Cover prevention of common coding vulnerabilities in software development processes, to include: PCI Data Security Standard Obtain and review software development processes for any web-based applications. Verify the process includes training in secure coding techniques for developers, and is based on guidance such as the OWASP guidelines ( Interview a sample of developers and obtain evidence that they are knowledgeable in secure coding techniques. For any web-based applications, verify that processes are in place to confirm that applications are not vulnerable to the following: Unvalidated input Unvalidated input Broken access control (e.g., malicious Broken access control (e.g., malicious use of user IDs) Broken authentication and session management (use of account credentials and session cookies). use of user IDs) Broken authentication and session management (use of account credentials and session cookies) Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Buffer overflows Buffer overflows Injection flaws (e.g., SQL injection) Injection flaws (e.g., SQL injection) Improper error handling Improper error handling Insecure storage Insecure storage Insecure configuration management Insecure configuration management. 5.2 Develop software applications based on industry best practices and incorporate information security throughout the software development life cycle. PCI Data Security Standard Testing of all security patches and system and software configuration changes before deployment 5.2 Obtain and examine written software development processes to verify that they are based on industry standards and that security is included throughout the life cycle. From an examination of written software development processes, interviews of software developers, and examination of relevant data (network configuration documentation, production and test data, etc.), verify that: All changes (including patches) are tested before being deployed.
15 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments Separate development, test, and production environments The test/development environments are separate from the production environment, with access control in place to enforce the separation Separation of duties between development, test, and production environments Live PANs are not used for testing or development Removal of test data and accounts before production systems become active Removal of custom application accounts, usernames, and passwords before applications are released to customers Review of custom code prior to release to customers, to identify any potential coding vulnerability. 5.3 Software vendor must follow change control procedures for all product software configuration changes. The procedures must include the following: There is a separation of duties between personnel assigned to the development/test environments and those assigned to the production environment Live PANs are not used for testing and development, or are sanitized before use Test data and accounts are removed before a production system becomes active Custom application accounts, usernames, and passwords are removed before application is released to customers a Confirm the vendor performs code reviews, and that individuals other than the originating author of the code perform the reviews b Confirm that code reviews occur for new code as well as for code changes 5.3.a Obtain and examine the vendor s change-control procedures for software modifications, and verify that the procedures require items below PCI Data Security Standard b Examine recent software changes, and trace those changes back to related change control documentation. Verify that, for each change examined, the following was documented according to the change control procedures: Documentation of impact Verify that documentation of customer impact is included in the change control documentation for each change
16 PABP Requirements Testing Procedures In Place Not In Place Target Date / Comments Management sign-off by appropriate parties Testing of operational functionality Verify that management sign-off by appropriate parties is present for each change Verify that operational functionality testing was performed for each change Back-out procedures Verify that back-out procedures are prepared for each change 5.4 Disable or remove unnecessary and insecure services and protocols (e.g., NetBIOS, file-sharing, Telnet, unencrypted FTP, and others). These services and protocols must not be used or required by the application. PCI Data Security Standard Examine system services, daemons, and protocols enabled or required by the application. Verify that unnecessary and insecure services or protocols are not enabled by default or required by the application (for example, FTP is not enabled, or is encrypted via SSH or other technology). 5.5 Ensure that all web-facing applications are protected against known attacks by either of the following methods: Having all custom application code reviewed for common vulnerabilities by an organization that specializes in application security Installing an application-layer firewall in front of web-facing applications PCI Data Security Standard 6.6 Note: For PCI DSS, this method is considered a best practice until June 30, 2008, after which it becomes a requirement. 5.5 For web-based applications, ensure that one of the following methods are in place as follows. Verify that custom application code is periodically reviewed by an organization that specializes in application security; that all coding vulnerabilities were corrected; and that the application was re-evaluated after the corrections Verify that an application-layer firewall is in place in front of web-facing applications to detect and prevent webbased attacks
17 6. Protect wireless transmissions 6.1 For wireless networks transmitting cardholder data, encrypt the transmissions by using WiFi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) technology, IPSEC VPN, or SSL/TLS. Never rely exclusively on wired equivalent privacy (WEP) to protect confidentiality and access to a wireless LAN. If WEP is used, do the following: Use with a minimum 104-bit encryption key and 24 bit-initialization value. Use ONLY in conjunction with WiFi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) technology, VPN, or SSL/TLS. Rotate shared WEP keys quarterly (or automatically if the technology permits) Rotate shared WEP keys whenever there are changes in personnel with access to keys. Restrict access based on media access code (MAC) address. PCI Data Security Standard a For wireless payment applications, and other wireless applications connected to cardholder data environments, verify that appropriate encryption methodologies implemented in accordance with PCI Data Security Standard a. 6.1.b If WEP is used, verify it is used in accordance with in PCI Data Security Standard b. 6.1.c If customer could implement the payment application into a wireless environment, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by vendor to verify customers and resellers/integrators are instructed on PCI DSS-compliant wireless settings, per PCI Data Security Standard 1.3.9, and
18 6.2 If wireless technology is used within the payment environment, it must be implemented securely. PCI Data Security Standard & For wireless payment applications, and other wireless applications connected to cardholder data environments, verify that the wireless technology has been protected with a firewall configuration and that wireless vendor defaults have been changed per PCI Data Security Standard and Test applications to address vulnerabilities. 7.1 Software vendors must establish a process to identify newly discovered security vulnerabilities (e.g., subscribe to alert services freely available on the Internet), to test their applications for vulnerabilities, and for timely development and deployment of security patches and upgrades. Updates and patches must be delivered in a secure manner with a known chain-of-trust. Any underlying software or systems that are provided along with the payment application (e.g., web servers) must 7.1.a Obtain and examine development processes to identify new vulnerabilities and implement corrections into software. Verify the processes include: Using outside sources for security vulnerability information Testing of applications for new vulnerabilities Delivery of patches and updates in a secure manner with a known chain-of-trust Timely development and deployment of patches to customers.
19 be included in this process. PCI Data Security Standard Facilitate secure network implementation 8.1 The payment application must be able to be implemented into a secure network environment. Application must not interfere with use of network address translation (NAT), port address translation (PAT), traffic filtering network devices, anti-virus protection, patch or update installation, or encryption. PCI Data Security Standard 1, 3, 4, and b Verify that processes to identify new vulnerabilities and implement corrections into software apply to all software provided with the payment application (e.g., web servers). 8.1 Test the application in a lab to obtain evidence that it can run in a network with NAT, PAT, traffic-filtering devices, anti-virus software, and encryption. Verify that the application does not inhibit installation of patches or updates to other components in the environment. 9. Cardholder data must never be stored on a server connected to the Internet 9.1 The payment application must not require that the database server and web server be on the same server, or in the DMZ with the web server. PCI Data Security Standard 1.3 and a To verify that the application stores cardholder data in the internal network, and never in the DMZ, obtain evidence that the application does not require data storage in the DMZ, and will allow use of a DMZ to separate the Internet from systems storing cardholder data (e.g., application must not require that the database server and web server be on the same server, or in the DMZ with the web server).
20 10. Facilitate secure remote software updates 10.1 If software updates are delivered via remote access into customers systems, software vendors must tell customers to turn on modem only when needed for downloads from vendor, and to turn off immediately after download completes. Alternatively, if delivered via VPN or other high-speed connection, software vendors must advise customers to properly configure a personal firewall product to secure always-on connections. PCI Data Security Standard and Facilitate secure remote access to application 11.1 The payment application must not interfere with use of a two-factor authentication mechanism. The application must allow for technologies such as RADIUS or TACACS with tokens, or VPN with individual certificates. PCI Data Security Standard b If customer could store cardholder data on a server connected to the Internet, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by vendor to verify customers and resellers/integrators are told not to store cardholder data on Internet-accessible systems (e.g., web server and database server must not be on same server.) 10.1 If the vendor delivers software and/or updates via remote access to customer networks, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by vendor, and verify it contains: Instructions for customers and resellers/integrators regarding secure modem use, per PCI Data Security Standard Recommendation for customers and resellers/integrators to use a personal firewall product if computer is connected via VPN or other high-speed connection, to secure these always-on connections, per PCI Data Security Standard Test the application in a lab to obtain evidence that it can run with a two-factor authentication mechanism (the application must not prohibit an organization s ability to implement two-factor authentication).
21 11.2 Remote access must be authenticated using a two-factor authentication mechanism. PCI Data Security Standard If vendors, resellers/integrators, or customers can access customers applications remotely, the remote access software must be implemented securely. PCI Data Security Standard If the payment application may be accessed remotely, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the software vendor, and verify it contains instructions for customers and resellers/integrators regarding required use of two-factor authentication (username and password and an additional authentication item such as a token or certificate) a If the software vendor uses remote access software for remote access to the customers application, verify that vendor personnel implement and use remote access software security features. See example below at 11.3.b.
22 11.3.b If resellers/integrators or customers can use remote access software, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the software vendor, and verify that customers and resellers/integrators are instructed to use and implement remote access software security features. For example: Change default settings in the remote access software (for example, change default Passwords and use unique Passwords for each customer) Allow connections only from specific (known) IP/MAC addresses Use strong authentication or complex Passwords for logins Enable encrypted data transmission Enable account lockout after a certain number of failed login attempts Configure the system so a remote user must establish a Virtual Private Network ( VPN ) connection via a firewall before access is allowed Enable the logging function Restrict access to customer Passwords to authorized reseller/integrator personnel Establish customer Passwords according to PCI DSS requirements 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, Encrypt sensitive traffic over public networks.
23 12.1 Use strong cryptography and security protocols such as secure sockets layer (SSL) / transport layer security (TLS) and, internet protocol security (IPSEC)) to safeguard sensitive cardholder data during transmission over open, public networks. Examples of open, public networks that are in scope of the PCI DSS are the Internet, WiFi (IEEE x), global system for mobile communications (GSM), and general packet radio service (GPRS). PCI Data Security Standard The application must never send unencrypted PANs by . PCI Data Security Standard Encrypt all non-console administrative access Encrypt all non-console administrative access. Use technologies such as SSH, VPN, or SSL/TLS for web-based management and other non-console administrative access. PCI Data Security Standard 2.3 Telnet or rlogin must never be used for nonconsole administrative access If the application allows data transmission over the Internet, examine PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the vendor, and verify the vendor recommends use of SSL for secure data transmission in accordance with PCI DSS requirement a If the application allows and/or facilitates sending of PANs by , verify that an e- mail encryption solution is provided b If the application allows and/or facilitates the sending of PANs by , examine the PABP Implementation Guide prepared by the vendor, and verify the vendor includes directions for customers and resellers/integrators to use an encryption solution If application or server allows non-console administration, examine the PABP Implementation Guide prepared by vendor, and verify vendor recommends use of SSH, VPN, or SSL/TLS for encryption of non-console administrative access. 14. Maintain instructional documentation and training programs for customers, resellers, and integrators.
24 14.1 Develop, maintain, and disseminate a PABP Implementation Guide(s) for customers, resellers, and integrators that accomplishes the following: Addresses all requirements in this document wherever the PABP Implementation Guide is referenced Includes a review at least annually and updates to keep the documentation current with software changes as well as with changes to the requirements in this document Develop and implement training and communication programs to ensure software resellers and integrators know how to implement the application software and related systems and networks in a PABP-compliant manner. Update the training on an annual basis and whenever new software versions are released Examine the PABP Implementation Guide and related processes, and verify the guide is disseminated to all relevant application users (including customers, resellers, and integrators) Verify the PABP Implementation Guide covers all related requirements in this document Verify the PABP Implementation Guide is reviewed on an annual basis and updated for changes to software and for changes to the requirements in this document a Examine the training materials and communication program for resellers and integrators, and confirm the materials cover all items noted for the PABP Implementation Guide throughout this document 14.2.b Examine the training materials for resellers and integrators and verify the materials are updated on an annual basis and when new software versions are released c Select a sample of resellers and integrators and interview them to verify they received the training materials.
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Catapult PCI Compliance Table of Contents Catapult PCI Compliance...1 Table of Contents...1 Overview Catapult (PCI)...2 Support and Contact Information...2 Dealer Support...2 End User Support...2 Catapult
Passing PCI Compliance How to Address the Application Security Mandates The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards includes several requirements that mandate security at the application layer. These
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Security Audit Procedures Version 1.1 Release: September 2006 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 PCI DSS Applicability Information... 4 Scope of Assessment
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Self-Assessment Questionnaire C and Attestation of Compliance Payment Application Connected to Internet, No Electronic Cardholder Data Storage Version
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Version 1.1 Release: September, 2006 Build and Maintain a Secure Network Requirement 1: Requirement 2: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Version 1.1 Release: September, 2006 Build and Maintain a Secure Network Requirement 1: Requirement 2: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to
A MERCHANTS GUIDE TO THE PAYMENT APPLICATION DATA SECURITY STANDARD (PA-DSS) The mandatory guide for storing, processing or transmitting cardholder information Overview and applicability Any application
Key Steps to Meeting PCI DSS 2.0 Requirements Using Sensitive Data Discovery and Masking SUMMARY The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) defines 12 high-level security requirements directed
What is PCI DSS? PCI DSS is an acronym for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. PCI DSS is a global initiative intent on securing credit and banking transactions by merchants & service providers
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Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard is an international information security standard assembled by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard was created
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Credit Card Security Created 16 Apr 2014 Revised 16 Apr 2014 Reviewed 16 Apr 2014 Purpose This policy is intended to ensure customer personal information, particularly credit card information and primary
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RES Version 3.2 Service Pack 7 Hotfix 6 with Transaction Vault Electronic Payment Driver Version 4.3 or Higher Payment Application Best Practices Implementation Guide General Information About This Document
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Build and Maintain a Secure Network Requirement 1: Requirement 2: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data Do not use vendor-supplied defaults
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TCP/IP Credit Card Module 1 Table of Contents PCI Overview...4 Introduction and Scope...4 What Does PA-DSS Mean to You?... 4 PCI DSS Applicability Information... 4 PA-DSS Guidelines... 5 1. Sensitive Date
Payment Card Industry Security Audit Procedures January 2005 Copyright The information contained in this manual is proprietary and confidential to MasterCard International Incorporated (MasterCard) and
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Category Question Name Question Text C 1.1 Do all users and administrators have a unique ID and password? C 1.1.1 Passwords are required to have ( # of ) characters: 5 or less 6-7 8-9 Answer 10 or more
Enforcing PCI Data Security Standard Compliance Marco Misitano, CISSP, CISA, CISM Business Development Manager Security & VideoSurveillance Cisco Italy 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 1 The
PCI Compliance - A Realistic Approach Harshul Joshi, CISM, CISA, CISSP Director, Information Technology CBIZ MHM email@example.com What What is PCI A global forum launched in September 2006 for ongoing enhancement
Copyright 2008 Logivision Logivision has attempted to make this document accurate. Logivision is not responsible for any direct, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from this documentation or
White paper Achieving PCI-Compliance through Cyberoam The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) aims to assure cardholders that their card details are safe and secure when their debit
Did you know your security solution can help with PCI compliance too? High-profile data losses have led to increasingly complex and evolving regulations. Any organization or retailer that accepts payment
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Self-Assessment Questionnaire D and Attestation of Compliance All other Merchants and all SAQ-Eligible Service Providers Version 1.1 February 2008 Table
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Self-Assessment Questionnaire D and Attestation of Compliance All other Merchants and all SAQ-Eligible Service Providers Version 1.2 October 2008 Document
ISO 27001 PCI DSS 2.0 Title Number Requirement 4 Information security management system 4.1 General requirements 4.2 Establishing and managing the ISMS 4.2.1 Establish the ISMS 4.2.1.a 4.2.1.b 4.2.1.b.1
How to Complete the Questionnaire The questionnaire is divided into six sections. Each section focuses on a specific area of security, based on the requirements included in the PCI Data Security Standard.
Safe and Sound Processing Telephone Payments Securely A white paper from Barclaycard and Visa Europe leading the way in secure payments April 2015 Executive summary The following information and guidance
2010 Finance & Business Operations Symposium (FBOS) PCI Compliance Cort M. Kane COO, designdata Judy Durham CFO, NPES Kymberly Bonzelaar, Sr. VP Capital One Richard Eggleston, Sr. Project Director, TMAR
How NETGEAR ProSecure UTM Helps Small Businesses Meet PCI Requirements I n t r o d u c t i o n The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed in 2004 by the PCI Security Standards
Compliance Report PCI DSS 2.0 Generated by Check Point Compliance Blade, on July 02, 2013 11:12 AM 1 74% Compliance 96 Action Items Upcoming 0 items About PCI DSS 2.0 PCI-DSS is a legal obligation mandated
University of Sunderland Business Assurance PCI Security Policy Document Classification: Public Policy Reference Central Register IG008 Policy Reference Faculty / Service IG 008 Policy Owner Chief Financial
PCI DSS requirements solution mapping The main reason for developing our PCI GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) tool is to provide a central repository and baseline for reporting PCI compliance across
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Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) Implementation Statement For each Qualified Installation performed, the QIR Employee must complete this document and confirm whether the validated payment application
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures Version 2.0 October 2010 Document Changes Date Version Description Pages October 2008 July 2009 October
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The Comprehensive Guide to PCI Security Standards Compliance Achieving PCI DSS compliance is a process. There are many systems and countless moving parts that all need to come together to keep user payment
Controls for the Credit Card Environment Edit Date: May 17, 2007 Status: Approved in concept by Executive Staff 5/15/07 This document contains policies, standards, and procedures for securing all credit
Achieving PCI DSS Compliance with A White Paper Spring 2010 Summary The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Introduction Purpose Audience Implications Sensitive Digital Data Management In an effort to protect credit card information from unauthorized access, disclosure
SecureTrack Supporting Compliance with PCI DSS 2.0 March 2012 www.tufin.com Table of Contents Introduction... 3 The Importance of Network Security Operations... 3 Supporting PCI DSS with Automated Solutions...
PCI Quick Reference Guide Understanding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 1.2 For merchants and organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data Contents Copyright 2008
First Data First Data Market Market Insight Insight Reducing PCI DSS Scope with the TransArmor First Data TransArmor Solution SM Solution Organizations who handle payment card data are obligated to comply
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Windows Azure PCI Guide January 2014 Version 1.0 Prepared by: Neohapsis, Inc. 217 North Jefferson St., Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60661 New York Chicago Dallas Seattle PCI Guide January 2014 This document contains
Meeting PCI-DSS v1.2.1 Compliance Requirements By Compliance Research Group Table of Contents Technical Security Controls and PCI DSS Compliance...1 Mapping PCI Requirements to Product Functionality...2
Josiah Wilkinson Internal Security Assessor Nationwide Payment Card Industry Overview PCI Governance/Enforcement Agenda PCI Data Security Standard Penalties for Non-Compliance Keys to Compliance Challenges
PCI Quick Reference Guide Understanding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 1.2 For merchants and organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data Contents Copyright 2008
Achieving PCI Compliance Using F5 Products Overview In April 2000, Visa launched its Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) -- a set of mandates designed to protect its cardholders from identity
Security in the Payment Card Industry OWASP AppSec Seattle Oct 2006 Hap Huynh, Information Security Specialist, Visa USA firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2006 - The OWASP Foundation Permission is granted to copy,
Section 3.9 PCI DSS Information Security Policy Issued: June 2016 Replaces: January 2015 I. PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for processing charges on Payment Cards to protect
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Summary of s from Version 2.0 to 3.0 November 2013 Introduction This document provides a summary of changes from v2.0 to v3.0. Table 1 provides an overview
PCI Data Security and Classification Standards Summary Data security should be a key component of all system policies and practices related to payment acceptance and transaction processing. As customers
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Procedures Chapter 5 Administration Payment Card Industry Technical s Part 1. Purpose. This guideline emphasizes many of the minimum technical requirements
Appendixes Information Technology Standard for PCI systems Syracuse University Information Technology and Services PCI Network Security Standard (Appendix 1) 1.0 Scope All credit card data and its storage
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WHITEPAPER Using Automated, Detailed Configuration and Change Reporting to Achieve and Maintain PCI Compliance Part 3 An in-depth look at Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Requirements 5, 6,
05.118 Credit Card Acceptance Policy Authority: Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs History: Effective July 1, 2011 Updated February 2013 Source of Authority: Office of State Controller (OSC); Office of
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Summary of s from PCI DSS Version 1.2.1 to 2.0 October 2010 General General Throughout Removed specific references to the Glossary as references are generally
Payment Application Data Security Standards Implementation Guide 062212 PADSS 2012 Blackbaud, Inc. This publication, or any part thereof, may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
Copyright August 2012, Tender Retail All rights reserved. - 2 - Table of Contents Table of Contents... 2 Introduction... 4 Scope and Target Audience... 4 Recommendations... 4 Payment Card Industry Data